Education & Research

At The HAP Foundation, we understand that we can best support our patients and their families by also supporting the people who serve them, the medical and nursing professionals. Whether you are directly involved in the delivery of medical care, or have patients who find themselves coping with a serious illness or issues of grief from the death of a loved one, we can work together to help these families during a vulnerable time in their lives.

We provide educational and informational opportunities for our partners in care, such as:

  • In-service education
  • Continuing Education (CE) courses
  • Healthcare symposiums
  • Publications and online resources
  • Advance care planning instruction
  • Residency rotations and internships

Group education

As part of our commitment to providing the best care possible for people with serious illness, we are proud to provide guest speakers for educating our care partners and community groups to create awareness and a better understanding of matters relating to hospice and palliative medicine.

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Understanding the Situation

If you or someone close to you has just received a diagnosis, or you have been living with a serious health issue for some time, it may be helpful to stop and think about the following: Make a List of Your Questions. Some of your questions may be answered as you read information provided here.…

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What is Palliative Care?

Adults with serious illness often live with physical and emotional pain. Palliative care is specialized medical care that helps to manage patient symptoms and focuses on improving the quality of life for both the patient and their family. The palliative care team works with the individual’s current doctors to enhance patient care. Working with the…

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Choosing and Finding a Palliative Care Provider

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, are having difficulty managing symptoms, or have had multiple hospitalizations or emergency room visits, palliative care may make your life and that of your family much easier.  If you are considering palliative care, the following questions that may help you identify a…

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What is Hospice Care?

When people hear the word “hospice” they think that death is imminent, doctors have given up and there is nothing left that can be done. On the contrary, hospice care can look very different. If started early, people with a life-limiting illness can live fully and comfortably with a coordinated healthcare approach that focuses on…

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How to Find a Hospice Provider?

Selecting a Hospice Provider Just like selecting any other medical care, if you or someone you care about needs the support of hospice, it is important to find a provider that is a good fit. Click here to learn more about hospice care. There may be a number of organizations that provide care in your…